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Inventory of the Alan G. Sieroty Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alan G. Sieroty papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1967-1982
    Collection number: See series descriptions
    Creator: Sieroty, Alan G.
    Extent: 12 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: Alan G. Sieroty, Democrat, was elected to the State Assembly in 1966 to represent the 59th District of Los Angeles County. He authored bills concerning teachers, taxation, education, industrial loan companies, civil rights, corrections, retirement, motor vehicles, air pollution, fine art, and other subjects.
    Physical location: California State Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alan G. Sieroty Papers, LP[number]:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The California State Archives acquired the Alan G. Sieroty Papers following his final Senate term.

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    Some records are available on microfilm at the California State Archives.

    Biography

    Alan G. Sieroty, Democrat, was elected to the State Assembly in 1966 to represent the 59th District of Los Angeles County. His district became the 44th Assembly District after redistricting. On March 8, 1977 he was elected to the California State Senate during a Special Election. As a senator, he represented the 22nd District within Los Angeles County.
    Alan Sieroty was born in Los Angeles on December 13, 1930. He was a life-long resident of the Westside area of Los Angeles. Sieroty earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Stanford University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He continued his education at the University of Southern California, School of Law and earned a LL.B. degree. Prior to his term in the State Legislature, he served as Deputy Director of the Chile-California Program, 1965-1966, as well as, Administrative Assistant and Executive Secretary to Lieutenant Governor Glenn Anderson, 1961-1965.
    Senator Sieroty was a member of the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee, American Jewish Committee, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Friends of Santa Monica State Park, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, and the California Arts Commission. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Any Town, U.S.A. He was also Chairman of the National Conference of State Legislatures Arts Task Force.
    While serving in the Legislature he was author of the Dymally-Sieroty Children's Center Construction Act, California Financial Privacy Act, and the Art-in-Public-Buildings Act.
    According to the Legislative Handbooks, he served on the following Committees:

    California State Assembly, 1967-1977

    • Standing Committees
    • Criminal Justice, 1977
    • *Chair, 1971-1976
    • Criminal Procedure, 1967-1969
    • Governmental Administration, 1970
    • Industrial Relations, 1967
    • Natural Resources and Conservation, 1969-1974
    • Natural Resources, Planning and Public Works, 1967
    • Resources, Land Use, and Energy, 1975-1977
    • Revenue and Taxation, 1971-1972
    • Transportation, 1969-1974
    • Ways and Means, 1973-1977
    • Select Committees
    • Coastal Zone Resources, 1973-1975
    • *Chair, 1973-1975
    • Committee on Prison Reform and Rehabilitation, 1973-1974
    • Deepwater Ports, 1974
    • Farm Labor Violence, 1974
    • Mentally Disordered Criminal Offenders, 1974
    • North Coast Timber Economy, 1974
    • Joint Committees
    • California Arts Commission, 1970-1973
    • Committee on Revision of the Penal Code, 1970-1977

    California State Senate, 1977-1982

    • Standing Committees
    • Education, 1981-1982
    • *Chair, 1981-1982
    • Finance, 1981-1982
    • Industrial Relations, 1978-1980
    • Judiciary, 1978-1982
    • Natural Resources and Wildlife, 1981-1982
    • Public Employment and Retirement, 1978-1980
    • *Vice Chair, 1980
    • Revenue and Taxation, 1978-1982
    • Select Committees
    • Committee on Genetic Diseases, 1979-1980

    Scope and Content

    The Alan G. Sieroty Papers consist of Assembly and Senate Bill Files, 1967-1982. The bill files document his legislative activity during his term as a member of the California State Legislature. The bills introduced by Senator Sieroty include a wide array of subjects. He authored bills concerning teachers, taxation, education, industrial loan companies, civil rights, corrections, retirement, motor vehicles, air pollution, fine art, and other subjects.

    Arrangement

    Arranged into one series of bill files.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been associated with these materials in the Archives' automated public access system (currently in development, June 2004).

    Subjects

    Sieroty, Alan G.
    California - - Legislature - - Assembly
    California - - Legislature - - Senate
    Educational - - law and legislation
    Environmental policy

    Related Material

    Alan G. Sieroty, Oral History Interview, Conducted 1989-1990 by Carlos Vasquez, UCLA Oral History Program, for the California State Archives State Government Oral History Program.